Shaun of Mystery,
Why does the business section of the newspaper still have pages and pages of stock activity?
Arenâ€™t investors wired these days and just looking this stuff up via fancy webpages and such things?
Comment by jon abad â€” 9/24/2004 @ 2:10 pm
One is tradition. That’s the way it’s always been; that’s the way it is.
Another is because the newspaper financial listings aren’t intended for the stock market guru – they are targeted at the personal investor who wants to quickly check the stocks over coffee and a bagel. Not all personal investors are as tech-savvy as you and me, buddy!
The final (and most influential) reason is because grandmothers reads them there, and if they disappointed that group, whoo boy, trouble would be a-coming.